June 6, 2019

LBP Statement on the 2019 Legislative Session

Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller issued the following statement about the 2019 Legislature:

“The fact that the budget didn’t dominate debate at the Capitol this spring is testament to the success of last year’s revenue compromise, which brought much-needed stability to Louisiana’s finances.Read more...

May 2, 2019

215,000 Louisiana workers would get a raise from $9 minimum wage

BATON ROUGE – More than 1 in 10 Louisiana workers would get a pay raise if Louisiana adopted a $9 per hour minimum wage, according to new data from the Economic Policy Institute. The average pay raise for a worker directly affected by a wage hike is $1,400 – money that would go directly back to local communities in the form of consumer spending.Read more...

April 16, 2019

A paid leave program that works for Louisiana

BATON ROUGE – Most Louisiana workers do not have access to paid leave benefits that support them when they get sick, when they need to take time to care for an ailing family member or when they need time to bond with a new baby.Read more...

February 22, 2019

LBP statement on proposed state budget

The Louisiana Budget Project released the following statement on the proposed 2019-20 state budget:

“The governor’s proposed budget is a responsible starting point that makes long-overdue new investments in K-12 education, while maintaining the historic gains Louisiana has made in health insurance coverage.Read more...